Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Fact #8

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21 Children’s Books for Down Syndrome Awareness Month

1. “Oh Brother- Growing Up With a Special Needs Sibling” by Natalie Hale
2. “Special Brothers and Sisters Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children With a Disability or Serious Illness” by Mnnette Hames and Monica McCaffrey
3. “Everyone is Special and Unique” by Regina G. Burch
4. “The Cookbook for Children With Special Needs” by Deborah French
5. “My Brother is Very Special” by Amy May
6. “Special People, Special Ways” by Arlene Maguire
7. “The Special Needs Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Special Needs” by Ellen Sabin
8. “47 Strings- Tessa’s Special Code” by Becky Carey
9. “I Like Berries, Do You?” by Marjorie W. Pitzer
10. “Views From Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs” by Donald Joseph Meyer
11. “It’s Okay to be Different” by Todd Parr
12. “We’re Different, We’re the Same” by Bobbi Kates
13. “Don’t Laugh at Me” by Steve Seskin
14. “I Like me” by Nancy Carlson
15“My Sister is Special, My Sister Has Down Syndrome” by Marta M. Schmidt-Mendez
16. “My Friend Has Down Syndrome” by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
17. “Willow the Walrus-Educating Children About Down Syndrome” by Shelly Weiss
18. “Christopher’s World-A Book of Poems About a Sweet Boy Who Happens to Have Down Syndrome” by Lisa Goff
19. “The New Kid at School- A Story About Down Syndrome” by Chris Atencio
20. “Let’s Talk About Down Syndrome” by Melanie Apel Gordon
21. “I Can, Can You?” by Marjorie Pitzer

Down Syndrome Awareness Month #DSAM15 – Fact #7

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There is so much wonderful medical research available now that can help individuals with Down syndrome live a much longer, healthier and more productive life.

The key thing is to reach out to your local Down syndrome organization or the national ones to get information about what doctors, specialists and therapists will be available for your child.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month – #DSAM15 – Fact #6

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Being a new parent can be an overwhelming feel, but if you are a parent of child with Down syndrome or any diagnosis for that matter can be even harder to wrap your head around. But know there are so many resources out there for new or expectant parents, who just received a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

To find out more about Dr. Brian Skoto and his research at Massachusetts General, click here.

Here are some wonderful resources:

National Down Syndrome Society

National Down Syndrome Congress

Just to name a few.

Photo Op: Spreading Awareness at Local Farmers Market

Farmers MarketIt was a cold, windy day today at our local farmers market, and I was volunteering at the table of a wonderful organization I just joined, the Hopkinton Education Foundation.

Their mission is to provide funding, ideas, professional development and other resources to educators so they can promote innovation that motivates students to become lifelong learners.

But I was still representing my mission of spreading awareness for Down syndrome by wearing my “I Am Determined To Stand Up For Awareness”.

It’s great to be able to support two wonderful causes advocacy and education.